(In this post, Slokas from Gita (Nos.2-3) the text of Bhagavat Gita from its beginning is narrated. Slokas from Gita (Nos.2-3) consists of the two Sloka of Ch. 1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra)
drstva tu pandavanikam vyudham duryodhanas tada
acaryam upasangamya raja vacanam abravit
Sanjaya said: O King, after looking over the army arranged in military formation by the sons of Pandu, King Duryodhana went to his teacher and spoke the following words.
Dhrtarastra was blind by birth. Unfortunately, he becomes additionally bereft of the religious vision. He knew thoroughly that his sons have been similarly blind in a matter of faith. He becomes certain that they may in no way attain a truce with the Pandavas who have been all born pious.
Still, he becomes dubious about the impact of the vicinity of pilgrimage. Sanjay may want to apprehend his purpose in asking about the scenario on the battlefield.
Sanjay wanted, to inspire the despondent king and confidence him that his sons have been now no longer going to make any form of compromise under the impact of the holy land Kurukshetra. Sanjay therefore, brings into the knowledge of the king that his son, Duryodhana, after seeing the military positioning of the Pandavas straight away went to the commander in chief, Dronacarya to tell him of the actual position.
Although Duryodhana is referred to as a King, he went to inform the commander showing the seriousness of the scenario. He, therefore, was good to be a politician. But Dronacarya’s diplomatic veneer couldn’t cover the worry he felt in the military arrangement of Pandavas.
pasyaitm pandu putranam acarya mahatim camum
vyudham drupada putrena tava sisyena dhimata
O my teacher, behold the great army of the sons of Pandu, so expertly arrange your intelligent disciple the son of Drupada.
Duryodhana, a great diplomat, wanted to point out the defects of Dronacharya, the great brahmin commander in chief.
Dronacharya had some political quarrels with king Drupada, the father of Droupadi, who was Arjuna’s wife. As a result of these quarrels, Drupada performed a great sacrifice, by which he received the benediction of having a son who would be able to kill Dronacharya.
Dronacharya knew it. But he preferred to be liberal. He did not hesitate to impart all his military secrets when the son of Drupada, Dhrstradyumna, was entrusted to him for military education. Now on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra, Dhrstradyumna took the side of Pandavas. He arranged for their military arrangements, after having learned the art from Dronacharya.
Duryodhana pointed out this mistake of Dronacharya’s so that he might be alert and uncompromising in the fighting. By this, he wanted to point out also he should not be similarly lenient in the battle against Pandavas, who were also Dronacharya’s affectionate students. Arjuna was his most affectionate and brilliant student. Dronacharya also warned that such leniency in the fight would lead to defeat.
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